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[Datsun 1200 encyclopedia]

Bluebird

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Category: Nissan Vehicles

Bluebird is Nissan's C-class (compact) model family, which grew out of the original Datson (DAT Light Car) model, the Datson Type 10 of 1931. For additional details, see History. Bluebird family includes the 210/310/410/510/610/810/910 model series -- but not the 710 which was of the Violet family.

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Overview

The Bluebird is of direct lineage to the original Datson Light Car
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The first Datsun to be called Bluebird was the 210 model series, apparently during mid-run.

  • 1957-1959 210 Datsun 1000/Datsun Bluebird 1000
  • 1959-1963 310/311/312 Datsun Bluebird/1000/1200
  • 1963-1967 410/411 Datsun Bluebird/410/411
  • 1967-1973 510 Datsun Bluebird/510/1600,1300,1400
  • 1973-1976 610 Datsun Bluebird/610/180B
  • 1976-1979 810 Datsun Bluebird/810/180B/200B
  • 1980-1983 910 Datsun/Nissan Bluebird/810/Maxima (to 1986 in Australia)
  • 1983 switch to FWD starting with U11 model series Bluebird/Maxima

Bluebirds often feature Independent rear suspension (IRS) starting with the 510 series. 510 wagons are a notable exception, although export 510 sedans may also may have a live axle.

Later 6-cylinder-equipped Bluebirds, starting with the G610 and the G810 -- stretched models -- may be considered D-class (mid-size) cars. At the same time the base 610 and 810 were shorter cars.

1958 210 number plate light with 'ダットサン' script ('DATSUN')
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1958 Datsun 116 ID Plate - 27hp!
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310

Datsun Bluebird 310 was a car similar in size to the B110, although being full-framed was heavier at 2000 pounds. The wheelbase of the B110 is 20mm longer.

310 Sedan | WP312 wagon
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Datsun Model Series 310
  310 1959-1960 Bluebird 1000 37hp 7.5:1 compression
 P310           Bluebird 1200 48hp 7.5:1 compression
WP310 6007      Bluebird 1200 wagon
  311 6011-6108 Bluebird 1000 45hp 8.0:1 compression
 P311           Bluebird 1200 60hp 8.2:1 compression
  312 6208-6309 Bluebird 1200
      6209        grille revised
  312 1962-1963 Saenara Bluebird
  312 1963-1966 Shinjin Shinsungho
      1963-1964 Yue Loong Bluebird 704

P models (P310/PL310) were powered by the premium E1 engine (1189 cc "1200").

310 Indicators are separate from grille
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311 Upgrade of the E1 engine to 60hp & full syncromesh.

312 Indicators are wrapped by grille
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312 minor change - larger taillights, wider grille, upright instrument panel

Early 312 with blocky grille
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Late 312 with Refined grille
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410/411

410 - The first unibody Datsun. Previous series used body-on-frame construction. And the first to be larger than B110 (410 wheelbase was 80mm longer than B110 wheelbase).

* 410: 1964-1965
* 411: 1966-1967

411
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 410 = C1 engine (998cc)
P410 = E1 engine (1189cc)
P411 = J13 engine
R411 = R16 engine

410 - Round Emblem, bold grille
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411 minor change - rectangle emblem, fine grille
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 SS = 410 with E1 (1200) Twin Carb
      411 with J13 Twin Carb
SSS = 411 with R16 Twin Carb

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 S  = Standard
 D  = Deluxe
 F  = Fancy
 N  = automatic clutch
W-  = Wagon
L-  = left hand drive
 -L = handling package?
 -R = 2-door sedan
 -U = export
SS   = Sport Sedan
SS-R = 2-dr Sport Sedan
410 JAPAN Carburetors
C1 = 2-bbl carb
E1 = 2-bbl Hitachi DAB-308-7
E1 = 2-bbl Nikki 2D-30CE <> 2D-30CE-2 Pedal clutch
E1 = 2-bbl Nikki Pedal clutch
E1 = 2-bbl Nikki 2D-30CF <> 2D-30CF-2 Automatic clutch
-K = SS = Twin Carburetor Hitachi HJE38W-1

510

1967-1972 Datsun model series 510 was marketed in Japan as the Bluebird, in North America as the 510 and in some countries as 1300/1400/1600 depending on engine (L13, L14 or L16).

Main: 510

2-door Sedan | 2-door Coupe
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Wagon | 4-door sedan
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610

The Datsun 610 was the Bluebird model for the 1973-1977 Model years.

See Main Article: 610

It was marketed in various countries as:

  • "Datsun 610" (USA)
  • "Datsun Bluebird-U" (Japan)
  • "Datsun 160B" or "Datsun 180B" depending on engine size

Coupe, Sedan, Wagon
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810

Datsun model series 810 was produced 1976-1979. In some countries it was marketed as "Bluebird", in others as "200B" or "180B" or "160B" depending on the engine fitted. Not the same as the 1980-1984 Datsun 810 north america, which is actually model series 910.

Japan         1976-1979 "Bluebird"
North America 1977-1979 "810" and "Maxima"
Australia     1977-1982 "200B"

200B with swapped in FJ20T engine
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  810 Bluebird 1600
 P810 Bluebird 1800/180B
RG810 Bluebird 2000 G6 L20 six cylinder
HG810 810 L24E engine
Australia "200B" L20B four cylinder
* in GL, SX and GX trim
USA 810/Maxima with L20 six cylinder

810 180B (with swapped-in FJ20 engine)
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810 200B
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810 200B SSS
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early 810 Bluebird script emblem
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910

1980-1983 910 Datsun/Nissan Bluebird/810/Maxima 
1980-1986 (Australia)

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SSS sedan | SSS hardtop
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With Z18ET (Japan):
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Australia: Bluebird Series I/II 1981-1984 (L20B engine, no IRS, H165)
* Difference between series I and II is most black rubber bumper trim
Bluebird TRX with L20B engine. 
* Trim: front air dam, alloy wheels, a small rear spoiler, internal reading lights.etc. 
* Rear disc brakes and 15" alloy wheels
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Australia: Bluebird Series III/Bluebird TRX 1985-1986 with CA20S engine

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910 Europe RHD
L16S
L18S
L18T
Z20E
LD20

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1979 910 BLUEBIRD JAPAN
13x4.5J+40 - non-SSS
14x5J+40   - all SSS models
14x4.5JJ+35 alloy OPTION P910/Y910
Y910   Z20E
P910   Z18E
PJ910  Z18S/Z18P
J910   Z16S
CT     Z16S.F4
DX     Z16S.FR
GL	Z16S.F4
FANCY GL S.Z18S.AT
GF     Z16S.F4, HT.Z18S.F4, S.Z18S.F4/MT
SSS    Z18S (single carburetor),F4/F5/AT
SSS-E  Z18E (EGI fuel injection),F4/F5/AT
SSS-EL Z20E F5/AT
SSS-ES Z20E F5
SSS-EX Z20E F5/AT
SSS-EX G-type Z20E F5/AT
LPG GL/DX/STD S.Z18P.R3W65L/AT
1980 910 BLUEBIRD JAPAN
Y910   Z20E
P910   Z18E/Z18ET
PJ910  Z18S/Z18P
J910   Z16S
EJ910  LD20
WPJ910 AD WAGON Z18S
VTJ910 VAN L16S
VEJ910 VAN LD20
J = LIVE AXLE
Z18ET 135PS@6000rpm, 2.0kg-m@3600RPM

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